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Men’s golf scores three top-5 finishes

The golf season is heading into its final stretch, and the team has proven it belongs among the best. Through the first half of the season, the men’s team has placed in the top 10 in every outing, including three top five finishes.

Sophomore Austin Fuglestad lines up a drive during one of the golf team's many invitationals this season. (Photo from Austin Fuglestad)
Sophomore Austin Fuglestad lines up a drive during one of the golf team’s  invitationals this season. (Photo from Austin Fuglestad)

In Stevenson’s most recent performance, the team finished second overall out of 21 schools at the Elizabeth Spring Invitational, hosted at the Hershey Country Club East. At the invitational, freshman Zack Potten shot a 77 that put him in a tie for ninth place.

The team has also gotten a strong contribution from freshman Luke McKeogh, who was named the MAC Commonwealth Golfer of the Week on March 21. McKeogh earned this honor by shooting a three-over-par 75 to finish in second place overall in the Myrtle Beach Shootout.

Golf is a sport that tests not only a player’s skill but also his ability to adapt. This spring season has tested the team’s ability to adapt due to particularly unfavorable weather conditions. Head Coach Chris Ramer said, “This spring has been challenging for golf. April has brought with it a lot of rain, wind, and cold weather, but the guys have been able to play through it.”

Senior Matt Daryman is playing his last season as a Mustang, but he has left his mark on the program over the past four years. As a freshman, he advanced to the NCAA tournament in Destin, Fla., where he was given the opportunity to compete against some of the best. Regarding this experience, he said, “My four years on the golf team have been a fun journey and an important part of my college experience.”

He added, “Anything less than winning the conference championship at Hershey would be a disappointment. I want my younger teammates to experience playing in a national championship because it is something that you will never forget.”

The golf team will continue its spring season at the Gettysburg Spring Invitational held at the Hanover Country Club on Saturday, April 16, at 12:30 p.m. Following this event, Stevenson will host a home tournament at Piney Branch Golf Course.

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Men’s golf scores three top-5 finishes